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U.S. NFIB May Small Business Jobs Summary

U.S. small business plans to hire increased in May, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

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                              May  April  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.  6-mo.
                             2012   2012   2012   2012   2012   2011   Avg.
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Plan to Hire                   6%     5%     0%     4%     5%     6%     4%
Positions not able to fill    20%    17%    15%    17%    18%    15%    17%
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NOTE: All figures are seasonally adjusted. The survey size was 681 firms.

SOURCE: National Federation of Independent Business

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